If aviation were a country, it would be among the world's top 10 carbon emitters; with the number of flights taken globally reaching a record high in 2018, carrying a total of 4.3 billion passengers.
With climate concerns at the top of the news agenda – thanks, in part, to activists such as Greta Thunberg – tourists are increasingly concerned about how their travel affects the planet.
Here, we look at how the aviation industry, and travellers themselves, have been seeking to offset - that is, neutralise, or cancel out - their carbon footprint, and how effective these efforts really are.
What is carbon offsetting?
In the broadest sense, carbon offsetting is the act of doing something to negate...
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